Hope: A Tragedy

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Pan Macmillan, Feb 16, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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‘The humour, at times can leave you gasping . . . comic brilliance’ Sunday Times

Solomon Kugel has had enough of the past and its burdens. So, in the hope of starting afresh, he moved his family to a small rural town where nothing of import has ever happened.

Sadly, Kugel’s life isn’t that simple. His family soon find themselves threatened by a local arsonist and his ailing mother won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she didn’t actually suffer through. And when, one night, Kugel discovers a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history hiding in his attic, bad very quickly becomes worse.

‘Singularly inventive and superbly shocking . . . nothing short of genius’ Scotland on Sunday

‘He will make you laugh until your heart breaks’ New York Times Book Review

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Original, a bit funny, but overall quite tragic!
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About the author (2012)

Shalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Tablet, and the New Yorker, and has had stories aired on NPR’s This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin’s Lament. He lives in New York.

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